Gloucestershire recruits Leeds Met talent

Senior lecturer, Richard Bailey has resigned from Leeds Metropolitan University to join the University of Richard BaileyGloucestershire’s PR subject team.

The move will come in January next year, six years after Richard joined Leeds Met and academic PR for the first time, following work in journalism and the technology sector of PR, including successful freelance work.

Richard will be part of a small team of two, reducing his academic work load to a part time position for the ability to take on new projects which will contribute to his choice to make a change to his working career.

The two year old, CIPR-approved course at Gloucestershire offers the opportunity for development as a small course consisting of 25 at present, and a new location for Richard to take his skills he has distributed at Leeds Met.

Although he does not describe himself as a risk-taker, he admits to having taken risks previously which paid off and feel they will do again this time.

The move is something Richard has been considering for some time, and now feels the right opportunity has come along to move somewhere closer to home and with definite development potential.


  1. Hi Richard

    I’m sorry to hear that you are leaving. It will not be the same without you, I thought your classes to be very interesting and you were a lecturer who really kept in mind the multi-culturel (and linguistical) sphere in the classroom.

    Hopefully we will be able to see you at the graduations in January.

    Anyway, I want to wish you lots of luck with the new job post a

  2. Richard,

    Best of luck with the move and many congratulations.

    I hope it works out well for you and look forward to hearing more about it in due course


  3. Thank you Delphine. And Simon – I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media in Manchester next week…

  4. Great news, Richard! Really pleased for you. Good luck with everything.

  5. Good luck Richard.You’ve done a great job at Leedsmet.Wish you the best.

  6. Six years is a good innings. Best of luck, Richard. No doubt we’ll pick you up on line soon enough. I’m also moving (back to university after a year back in PR). I’m going to head up a small PR course at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Western Australia.

  7. Good luck in the new job – not that Leeds isn’t nice – but Gloucestershire is nicer.


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